Month: November 2019

Elevator Replacement Project Final Phase

Facilities Management and Campus Operations is entering the final phase of the Dunbar Library elevator modernization project. This phase will take elevator 15L offline from December 2 through December 31.

Elevator 15L in Dunbar Library

This is the only elevator serving Dunbar Library that has public access from the basement to the first floor. If stairs create a barrier for you to access the library, a call button station will be available in the basement elevator lobby to contact the library circulation desk for assistance. There will be signage in the basement with additional detail. For assistance traveling from the first floor to the basement, please stop by the circulation desk.

The Library Annex elevator is also available for basement to first floor access. This elevator is located at the far end of the corridor, just past the CaTS Help Desk.

If you prefer to receive library research assistance remotely, please use the Ask A Librarian service at libraries.wright.edu/ask.

We thank you for your patience during this process as we strive to continue to improve our facilities. Two of the library elevators have been modernized and are available from the first floor through the fourth floor.

If you have any questions please contact Chris Gremling at chris.gremling@wright.edu

How Do You Like Your Library? We want to hear from you!

The library is conducting student and faculty satisfaction surveys. We want your input!
Students and faculty will receive an email on November 14th from library-admin@wright.edu with an invitation and link to complete the survey. The survey will be available to take from November 14 – November 25th. It will take about 5-10 minutes to complete.

If you have any questions about this survey or about the University Libraries in general, please contact us at library-admin@wright.edu.

Thank you in advance for completing our survey.

DeStress for Success

All current Wright State students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the University Libraries event:

DeStress for Success
December 2nd – 12th, 2019

Please see join us for any or all of the following events/activities. Times are “on your own” whenever the library is open, unless otherwise noted (see Fuzz Therapy, Study Support, and Mindfulness Yoga).

FitDesk Relay (prizes donated by Wright State Barnes and Noble Bookstore)

12/2 – 12/7

Cycle while you study and enter to win a prize! How to:

  1. Post a pic of your time/distance on one of the Library’s FitDesks (2nd floor near the STAC).
  2. Tag @DunbarLibrary and use the hashtag #FitDeskRelay on Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win a prize donated by the Wright State University Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Winners will be randomly selected.
  3. Let’s find out which Wright State college has the most “active” learners. Represent for your college by mentioning it with your entry pic (e.g. College of Liberal Arts, or @wsucola).

Winners will be selected on December 9th. Follow the library on social media to make sure you’re notified.

Meditation Stations

12/2 – 12/12 – Be mindful as you meditate. We recommend the high-back chairs located on the 2nd & 3rd floor. Look for QR code signs with links to meditation playlist. Bring your own eyemask and neck pillow!

Study Snacks

12/4 – 12/6 & 12/9 – Stop by the Circulation Desk and grab a snack, sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries. Please take one.

Study Support

Monday, 12/2 – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Thanks to the Writing Center and Tutoring Center, study coaches and a tutor specializing in education, history and philosophy, will be available at the tutoring tables on the 2nd floor of Dunbar Library.

Connect the Dots & Coloring

12/2 – 12/12 – Take a break and color or connect-the-dots. Sheets will be available at a table near the plants in the 2nd floor Atrium.

Mindfulness Yoga

Monday 12/2 and Wednesday 12/4 – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Brought to you by Wright State Campus Rec, join us for mindfulness yoga in the 2nd floor media room outside of the STAC.

Fuzz Therapy

Friday, 12/6 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Service dogs in-training from 4 Paws for Ability WSU will visit the Dunbar Library Atrium to help students destress while the pups socialize – a win-win!

Stuffed Therapy

12/2 – 12/12 – Allergies or aversion to live animals? Never fear, borrow a stuffed animal to cuddle. Stop by the 2nd floor Atrium to give them a squeeze. Please put them back where you found them when you’re done.

Maker Stations

Take a break and create. We’ll provide demonstrations at 12 and 2 p.m. on the designated days. Otherwise, create on your own anytime the library is open. Find supplies at a table in our 2nd floor Atrium near the plants.

  • Button Making – Mon 12/2 & Fri 12/6
  • Zen Gardens – Tue 12/3
  • Jewelry Making – Wed 12/4 & Tue 12/10
  • PlayDough – Thur 12/5 & Wed 12/11
  • Vision Board/Collage Making – Mon 12/9 & Thur 12/12

We hope you can join us and de-stress for finals. Thank you to the Friends of the Libraries, the Wright State University Barnes and Noble Bookstore, and Wright State Campus Rec for your support.  We wish all our students good luck with your final exams! Don’t forget to Ask a Librarian if you need research help.

Student Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the student photographers who submitted photos for our contest. We had a difficult time choosing just three winners out of 57 entries from 15 different photographers. We are excited to see so many of the photos featuring our new carpeting and furniture, purchased with state grant funds for capital improvements.

Congratulations to our first, second, and third place winners. See their winning entries below. Thanks to the Friends of the Libraries for sponsoring our contest!

First place winner: Jessica Fugett

Photo of a library user studying in the 2nd floor atrium.

Second place winner: Jarrod Davis

Two library users study in the 2nd floor atrium near the windows.

Third place winner: Molly Nelson

Three library users collaborate on dry erase tables with a tablet computer.

Honorable mention: Photo by Jessalyn Pugh Photography. Submitted by and featuring Marissa Couch.

Four library users gather at one of the bench seat cubes on the 2nd floor.